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A documentary that shows the production of Ran and discusses the film techniques of Kurosawa himself.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shigehiko Hasumi Shigehiko Hasumi ... Narration
Chris Marker ... narrator in the French version (voice)
Akira Kurosawa ... Himself
Tatsuya Nakadai ... Himself
Ishirô Honda Ishirô Honda ... Himself
Asakazu Nakai Asakazu Nakai ... Himself
Takao Saitô Takao Saitô ... Himself
Fumio Yanoguchi Fumio Yanoguchi ... Himself
Takeji Sano Takeji Sano ... Himself (as Takeharu Sano)
Teruyo Nogami Teruyo Nogami ... Herself
Fumisuke Okada Fumisuke Okada ... Himself (as Fumisake Okada)
Vittorio Dalle Ore Vittorio Dalle Ore ... Himself (as Vittorio)
Tôru Takemitsu Tôru Takemitsu ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masato Hara Masato Hara ... Himself
Shinobu Muraki Shinobu Muraki ... Himself
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A documentary that shows the production of Ran and discusses the film techniques of Kurosawa himself.

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France | Japan

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French | Japanese

Release Date:

29 January 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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This documentary will be included as part of the Criterion Collection DVD edition of Ran (1985). See more »

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Chris Marker: [narrating] In this kind of shooting, the first pitfall to avoid is appropriating a beauty that does not belong to us - to play up the lovely, backlit shot. Of course, some of that borrowed beauty will come through anyway, but we shall try to show what we see the way we see it, from *our* eye-level.
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Samurai Behind the Scene
22 November 2014 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A documentary that shows the production of "Ran" and discusses the film techniques of Akira Kurosawa himself.

This documentary is not necessarily great in itself, as it may mean very little to those not otherwise familiar with its subject, but serves as a wonderful supplement for the movie "Ran". Anyone who loves "Ran" or Kurosawa's work will certainly get something more out of seeing the actors and director at work when the cameras are not rolling. Well, the cameras are still rolling... but different cameras.

Coming from Chris Marker, it is no surprise that even a simple making-of documentary would have some artistic license. He shows some footage via a television set, and some audio via a tape recorder, rather than incorporated into the documentary itself. Clever or pretentious? Who knows?


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